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By James B. Tschen-Emmons

ISBN-10: 1610696190

ISBN-13: 9781610696197

Artifacts from old Rome is a distinct social historical past that explores significant elements of lifestyle in a long-ago period through photos of actual gadgets and ancient information regarding these things. in particular meant for prime college and junior students, the paintings additionally presents "hands-on education" on find out how to technique fundamental sources.

The author—a historian additionally expert as an archaeologist—begins by means of explaining the idea that of utilizing artifacts to appreciate and "see" the previous and supplying a primer for successfully examining artifacts. Entries at the artifacts keep on with, with each one containing an advent, an outline of the artifact, an evidence of its importance, and an inventory of additional resources of data. Readers of the e-book won't merely achieve a composite effect of way of life in historic Rome throughout the examine of artifacts from family lifestyles, faith, struggle, transportation, leisure, and extra, yet also will methods to most sensible comprehend and examine fundamental resources for learning.

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Wills in particular were written in wax or on wood.

One particular specialized version of the tabulae was the Vitelliani. Martial mentions these, and they seem to have been especially popular in writing love letters. This style was expensive and thus perhaps more suitable for such a purpose. One of the more fascinating uses to which tabulae were put was in legal documents. Wills in particular were written in wax or on wood.

A veteran of civil war and its attendant evils, Augustus knew well the value of information and how difficult it could be to obtain in a large empire. Suetonius, whose Lives of the Caesars provides much of what we know about the early emperors, claims that Augustus implemented a system Communications and Record Keeping • Seal Ring Primary Source SUETONIUS, LIFE OF AUGUSTUS, CHAPTERS 49 AND 50 In order to obtain the earliest intelligence of what was passing in the provinces, he established posts, consisting at first of young men stationed at moderate distances along the military roads, and afterwards of regular couriers with fast vehicles; which appeared to him the most commodious, because the persons who were the bearers of dispatches, written on the spot, might then be questioned about the business, as occasion occurred.

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